It will probably come as no surprise to anyone that Microsoft topped the list in our “Who Don’t You Trust” poll. That’s the poll, launched on May 27th and closed on June 20th, in which we asked the question, “What tech company would you least trust to manage a FOSS project?” 411 people took the poll, which might be characterized by it’s lack of surprising results. In fact, we have to go to nearly the [...]
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The iron is hot. Microsoft has been caught.
This time I think it’s going to cost them dearly. Several years back they might have been able to wiggle out, but now their reputation is already tarnished. Soon we’ll see governments and the enterprise move away from Windows, Office and other Microsoft products, especially outside the U.S.
It wasn’t news to most of us in the FOSS world that Microsoft was one of the companies shoveling [...]
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HP’s Board of Directors could’ve solved a lot of their problems with the single action of replacing failed CEO Léo Apotheker with a competent executive capable of managing a diversified (some would say bloated) giant like HP. The CEO job would not be a position to fill with haste, which the board seems to have done.
Sure, Meg Whitman is something [...]
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As soon as Oracle announced they were offering OpenOffice.org to The Apache Software Foundation, there went up a collective sigh of relief from the FOSS community. Some, no doubt, would have preferred the project to be turned over to the folks at The Document Foundation, whose members had worked with the code for the better part of a decade and who’d already done a bang-up job improving OOo with their fork LibreOffice, but you don’t [...]
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Friday FOSS Week in Review
Lots of interesting news this week as we reboot Friday FOSS Week in Review – so let’s get going.
IBM Lines-up Behind OpenOffice.org
Is it really a news story that IBM has decided to support OpenOffice.org? Considering the fact that Oracle’s move to push the project over to Apache was at Big Blue’s prodding, I’d say not. Still, at least now the players are clearly defined. In addition to lending [...]
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